Competencies Development for Technopreneurs in TVET Systems

14-18 November 2016, Thailand
In-Country Program

| Program Focus |

The Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC) is responsible for vocational and professional lifelong learning with its function in providing and developing manpower in specific skills through formal and non-formal education system. The move towards lifelong learning and a learning society has been embodied in a credit transfer system to facilitate mobility between institutions. However, providing people with proper social preparations, entrepreneurship/technopreneurship trainings, livelihood skills, marketing access and financing can create outright employment, and possibly, jobs, for the people in the community. TVET will prove, through its approach, that training can indeed create jobs. Self-employment becomes the focus of community-based trainings in the coming years to fully support the national thrust to develop SMEs.

In this regard, TVET graduates will have to be provided with the option of self-employment if they are not able to find wage employment opportunities. TVET must integrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude required for self-employment. The private technical and vocational institutions must also take this challenge and, together with the public TVIs, be a force that will propel the growth of SMEs in the country. It is indeed necessary for TVET colleges and stakeholders concerned to speed up the enhancement of competencies development for technopreneurship program that will lead to more jobs, enrichment of our human resource capital, and strengthening of our manpower’s capabilities and proficiency, making them at par with their global competitors.

| Objective |

At the end of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of technopreneurship in the TVET system
  • Encourage and develop the technopreneurship potential in TVET
  • Enhance the knowledge, experiences, and skills which can be commercialized in the market

| Key Components |

The main contents of the program are:

  • Special lectures
  • Theme paper presentations
  • Experiential learning
  • System development planning

| Target group |

College directors, administrators, teachers, and educational personnel involved in entrepreneurship/ technopreneurship in TVET

| Collaborating Partner |

Office of the Vocational Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand